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On this day in football history
- 1930 The U.S.A. team beaten 6-1 by Argentina in the semi-final of the lst World Cup competition.
- 1955 Chelsea, previuos seasons champions, are forced to withdraw from the first European Cup by the Football League.
- 1963 Aston Villa signed Tony Hateley, Notts County centre forward and one of the best headers of a ball of his day. Made League debut in 1958-59 and two seasons later became the club's leading scorer, a position he retained each year, either with County or Villa, until 1965-66. In October 1966 he moved to Chelsea, followed by a season each at Liverpool, Coventry City and Birmingham City. In November 1970 he moved back to Notts County and he ended his playing days at Oldham Athletic in 1973. His career records are 433 League games and 211 goals.
- 1966 England reached the final of the 8th World Cup competition by beating Portugal 2-1 before 90,000 spectators at Wembley. Bobby Charlton scored both goals for England and Eusebio, from a penalty, for Portugal. It was the first goal conceded by the English defence.
- 1974 Liverpool appoint Bob Paisley from the famous bootroom to replace Bill Shankly. He had played for Liverpool just before the outbreak of the Second World War, and continued to play for them afterwards until he retired from playing in July 1954. He joined the backroom staff at the club as assistant trainer, and was made Shankly's deputy in July 1974. He held this job until he was appointed manager and he presided over Liverpool's most successful period. The team won six championships, three League cups, one UEFA Cup and three European Cups. The only domestic trophy that eluded him was the FA Cup. He retired from management in 1983 and served on the Liverpool board of directors until ill health forced him to retire in 1992. He passed away in 1996.